DUI Penalties in Ann Arbor

If you are accused of driving while under the influence of alcohol, there are a number of distinct charges you could face, each carrying serious potential penalties. With jail time, fines, license suspension, vehicle immobilization, a criminal record, and more on the line, it is absolutely critical that you get in touch with a highly qualified OWI defense attorney as soon as possible if you or a loved one is facing DUI charges in Ann Arbor. Our talented defense lawyers know what it takes to protect against the serious penalties that are possible in DUI cases, and we have proven our skill in countless past drunk driving cases statewide. Find out more about DUI penalties in Ann Arbor below, and contact our team for a free initial case consultation to find out how Michigan drunk driving law may relate to your specific case.

With Grabel & Associates on your side, you can be confident that everything will be done to help you achieve the best possible result. Under veteran trial attorney Scott Grabel, our lawyers and legal staff work to deliver exceptional defense in every case we take, and we are prepared to put in the time and effort necessary to help you beat a DUI in Ann Arbor. We know what it takes to overcome false accusations, enhanced penalties, violations of your rights, and other common issues in drunk driving cases. Let us take over your case and guide you towards the best possible outcome.

We have experience working with clients who are facing a wide variety of charges, including:

  • Operating While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence (DUI/OWI)
  • Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI)
  • Operating While Under the Influence of Liquor (OUIL)
  • Operating Under the Influence of Drugs (OUID)
  • Operating With the Presence of Drugs (OWPD)
  • DUI Child Endangerment
  • DUI Causing Property Damage
  • DUI Causing Injury
  • DUI Causing Death

Get in touch with our Ann Arbor team right away and learn more about the penalties you could be facing and how a defense attorney may be able to help you as you battle back against misdemeanor or felony conviction.

Ann Arbor DUI Defense Lawyer – Operating While Intoxicated in Ann Arbor

In most drunk driving cases, police and prosecutors rely on a blood alcohol content test (BAC) to prove a person is intoxicated. For those with regular driver’s licenses, a BAC of 0.08% or more is required to prove intoxicated. If, however, a person drives with a BAC below 0.08% and for other reasons an officer believes he or she can prove a person did not have the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, it is possible that OWI charges can still result, or other DUI charges such as OWVI could be pursued. Additionally, for some drivers (including those with commercial licenses) a lower BAC limit is required.

Contact our team now if you have been accused of a first offense OWI, a second offense OWI, a third offense felony drunk driving charge, or any other DUI-related charge in Ann Arbor. We are available 24/7 to begin fighting for you.

DUI/OWI Penalties in Ann Arbor Michigan

If you are convicted of a first offense Operating While Intoxicated charge, you could be sentenced to up to 93 days behind bars, face a fine of up to $500, and have your license suspended for up to 6 months. A second offense OWI charge will lead to between 5 days and 1 years in jail, along with a fine of up to $1,000 and a license suspension. In any OWI case, additional penalties such as mandatory DUI education, community service, and vehicle immobilization can result. Additionally, any first or second offense will lead to a misdemeanor record.

A third offense DUI charge is even more serious, and is considered a felony under Ann Arbor law. If you are convicted of a third offense OWI, you could face up to 5 years behind bars and a fine of up to $5,000. Your license will be revoked indefinitely, and you will likely face other additional restrictions in addition to a felony record. Contact our team now to find out if your past DUI convictions are still relevant for sentencing.

Other serious DUI charges include child endangerment, which can lead to up to a year in prison and a fine of $1,000 for a first offense. Zero Tolerance DUI, Super Drunk DUI, and other charges can also lead to serious criminal penalties. Contact our Ann Arbor DUI Defense hotline now to learn more about the specific laws relating to your case.

Our Proven Approach to Ann Arbor DUI Defense

Our team works to develop an individualized case strategy for every client, and our tactics have been proven in countless past DUI cases statewide. For over a decade, we have remained committed to protecting Ann Arbor’s accused, and we will not rest until you have achieved the best possible case outcome. Contact us now to get started.

Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Ann Arbor DUI Defense

Contact our Washtenaw County firm now by calling 1-800-342-7896 or by contacting us online. We are always available to speak with you about your Ann Arbor DUI case.